Firefighters in Hungary save 20,000 baby birds in the wake of a barn fire that broke out earlier this week.
Israel's government agrees to ban all travel to Germany, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Morocco, Portugal, Canada, Switzerland, Turkey, and the U.S. without special permission beginning on December 22 due to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.
Hungary announces that hospitals are resuming elective surgeries, which had been suspended during the pandemic. However, due to the workload, altered circumstances, the vaccination campaign, and other factors, waiting list times have effectively doubled and are now one to two years for most patients.
Hungary extends their nationwide lockdown restrictions until March 15 due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and the spread of variants of SARS-CoV-2.
Hungary announces that it will close its borders to foreigners on September 1 in an attempt to curb a rise in infections, and Hungarians returning from abroad will have to go into two-week quarantine. Hungarians can only leave if they have provided two negative tests.
An explosion and fire at the Gas Connect Austria pipeline hub in Baumgarten an der March kills one person and injures 21. Service to Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Italy is suspended. Italy declares a state of emergency.
Croatia allows some asylum seekers to move on past its borders into Hungary and Slovenia.
The governments of Romania and Hungary sign a framework agreement for opening 20 cross-border roads, strengthening traffic links with the entire European Union.
Armenia suspends diplomatic relations with Hungary after Ramil Safarov's extradition to Azerbaijan.
Hungarian-born multibillionaire George Soros donates $1 million to the Drug Policy Alliance to fund California's Proposition 19 in the upcoming November 2, 2010 elections that would legalize marijuana in the state if passed.